Aberdeen is a vibrant city,it is commonly called “the granite city” due the fact that many buildings and house are made with grey granite.Situated on the north east coast of Scotland,Aberdeen is also known as the oil capital of Europe.
One of the many popular cuisines in Aberdeen is Indian food.There are several popular indian restaurants in Aberdeen non more so than Amaya.You also have the BlueMoon,light of bengal and cinnamon.So what makes Indian food so popular?
We asked a small selection of people and the answers were very similar.Indian food offers an exotic taste,is available in different strengths so if you do not like spicy food you can have dishes such as a kurma.An interesting point that was mentioned was people enjoy the ambient atmosphere found in indian restaurants.The music seems to create the feeling of fantasy,of escaping to a distant land.Many Indian restaurants try to capture the grandure of the palaces in India.
If you are new to Indian food it is highly recommended to try mild to medium dishes,only the brave would venture into tandoori territory on their first visit.Here is a guide to the milder dishes you will find in an Indian restaurant.
Most kurma and massala dishes are mild,it is always best to ask but these are tradionally mild dishes.The spicier dishes are madras and vindaloo.It is advised to work up to these even if you have a strong stomach.If you have a sensitive stomach avoid these dishes at all costs.Indian food is very regional dependant on weather conditions.This clear when you see restaurant menus.Rice not served with all dishes because the original dish in Indian would not be served with rice.
Many Aberdeen Indian restaurants will be more than happy to advise you of suitable dishes for your taste.It is often a good idea to ask,Indian food is tasty but if you get the wrong strength of dish it may put you off un-necessarily.In Aberdeen there are many Indian restaurants situated in the heart of Aberdeen and close by in the surrounding areas such westhill and ellon.
The restaurants just outwith the city centre usually have free parking and more often than not are worth the visit because every indian restaurant has it’s own taste.The blend of psices and herbs in the dishes is as unique as the chefs who create your meal.The decor of Indian restuarants is also varied,some go with the traditional flock wallpaper,popular amongst older Indian restuarants,the newer ones go all out with bubble tanks and a very modern ambient feel.
If you know people locally that is your first port of call for recommendations,it’s nice to know where to enjoy indian food straight away.Online reviews are a good guide but be aware many Indian restaurants leave negative reviews for each other.Look at the overall reviews,read the comments from users,how long have they been on the review site,how many other restaurants have they reviewed.
If someone has left a negative review and has not reviewed any other restaurants that could stand out as a review to be taken with a pinch of salt.Most genuine reviewers have reviewed at least 6 local restuarants,these are the reviews to read.
So when you visit Aberdeen be sure to sample the fantastic Indian restaurants the city has to offer,you will be glad you did.
You can find a list of Aberdeen Indian restaurants here if you know of an Indian restaurant not listed drop us an email with the information and we’ll do the rest for you.